B.3. Choosing New Co-Counselors

Co-Counselors are expected to use good judgment in choosing new people to train as Co-Counselors. We are committed to recruiting a large and diverse population. As part of this effort, we should make a thoughtful and sustained effort to reach those with whom we already have caring and committed relationships. (See 2005 Goal for the RC Community.) We are also encouraged to have caring and committed relationships with a diverse range of people. (See Guideline C.2., Goals of RC Classes.)

We should try to choose people who can function well as Co-Counselors in a reasonable period of time.

REASON

In this historical period we are accumulating resources. We want to involve people who can contribute to RC without exhaustive investment from others. It may create problems if we choose people whose distresses are beyond current resources. In addition, doing this will not be helpful to the people we are trying to reach.

All Co-Counselors are free to pursue one-to-one communication about RC at all times to the best of their ability, without permission or approval from anyone. However, mistakes will reflect on the whole Community and create problems for it. Experience has shown that it works best to choose the most thoughtful and aware people available to become Co-Counselors. This facilitates the development of strong Co-Counseling Communities.

We want our RC Communities to reflect the diversity of the broader society, without being limited by societal oppressions.

We want to think well about the people with whom we have committed relationships and others that we are in close contact with, outside of RC. We want to offer them the tools of Co-Counseling and the resources of the RC Community and thoughtfully support them to become Co-Counselors


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